What our clients, staff and volunteers say about the organisation…

Astrid – Volunteer Befriender – “Initially I began volunteering with Crossroads to gain more one to one experience with adults in preparation for my training as a counsellor. I was welcomed in to an efficiently run organisation who truly value their volunteers. I never anticipated as a young woman in my early twenties, I’d get on so famously with an elderly woman in her eighties. I thought I’d volunteer for a year but it’s been almost three now and I still thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to visiting. I have a very busy life so it’s a pleasure to stop in for an hour or two to sit and chat over a cup of tea. Spending time with an elderly person who has become isolated has reminded me to spend and appreciate time with my own family and friends, elderly or not . I’ve learnt so much more than just practical listening skills for my counselling training, befriending has inspired me to live my life to the full, giving me motivation and determination in other aspects of my life. Our elderly generation are a wealth of wisdom, wit, stories, life lessons and love and shouldn’t be isolated but instead celebrated and Crossroads paves the way for this to happen”

Alina – Volunteer Befriender – “ I  have a great relationship with the lady I support, she is far beyond adorable !”

Olive – user of our befriending service – ” I had a wonderful day out on our group outing to the Bluebell railway; it meant so much to me to get out of the house”

Elsie – user of our Memory Cafe – ” We both enjoy attending the memory cafe, having our chats and giggles with other people as well as the great lunch!”

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